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Department of Architecture


Dr. Matteo Zallio epitomises the transformative power of consultancy in driving immediate, scalable impact through Cambridge Enterprise. Through his pioneering work with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), he has developed the IDEA audit tool—a cutting-edge, people-centric solution for fostering inclusion and accessibility in workplaces. This innovative tool, born out of collaboration with the University of Cambridge's Inclusive Design Group, has not only demonstrated its reliability but has also revolutionised decision-making strategies at STFC. With support from esteemed organisations like the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), Matteo is poised to expand the reach of his tool, transforming it into stand-alone software. His groundbreaking approach exemplifies how consultancy, coupled with expertise and innovation, can drive meaningful change on a global scale.

Read more about this work in the recent Cambridge Enterprise Innovation, Partnership, Impact 2024 report at: